Describe the moment captured in Leonardo’s Last Supper painting, and discuss the
reasons why disciples are shown on the same side of the table. Describe the most
well-known techniques that Leonardo used to give more realism to the painting.
Next, discuss one (1) of Leonardo’s inventions (or proposed inventions) that
most fascinates or surprises you, and explain why. Compare Leonardo to some
modern figure of the 20th or 21st century.
The work is presumed to have been commenced around 1495 and was commissioned as part of a plan of renovations to the church and its convent buildings by Leonardo's patron Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan. The painting represents the scene ofThe Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples, as it is told in the Gospel of John, 13:21. Leonardo has depicted the consternation that occurred among the Twelve Disciples when Jesus announced that one of them would betray him.
Due to the methods used, and a variety of environmental factors, as well as intentional damage, very little of the original painting remains today, despite numerous restoration attempts, the last being completed in 1999
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